Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, commonly referred to as the MFA, features an extensive collection of art from all over the world, from ancient Egypt to local, contemporary artists.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Founded in 1870 and opened to the public on July 4, 1876, to commemorate the country's centennial, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is home to one of the most extensive art collections in the world. The building resides on the historic homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and other Algonquian-speaking people. The collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary works by today's leading artists. The Museum welcomes more than one million visitors per year to experience the MFA's eclectic collection, special exhibits, and innovative educational programs.

The Museum has undergone significant expansions throughout the years. In 2010 the MFA opened the doors to their Art of The America's Wing, a four-story wing dedicated to American art from ancient times to modern moments. To preserve art for future generations, the Museum prioritizes conservation and providing an accommodating environment for various types of artistic production. The Museum educates future artists through its diverse collection, special exhibitions, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts located next to the Museum. In 2016 the school partnered with Tufts University to ensure that artistic appreciation and preservation continue to be offered at the professional level for future generations. Today, the Museum remains among the most visited museums in the world, showcasing its world-class collections for all to experience. 

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